Posts tagged “Landscape

Nothing to See Here (Three Photographs)

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Lets call this type of photography intimate urban landscape. I have known photographers who do this work. Apparently it sells well. Far be it for me to defend a genre or a price range, but I do like to shoot this sort of photography.


Water Lilies (Three Photographs)

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One tricky thing about shooting water lilies are the bugs. You have this beautiful white leafed plant covered in black insects, not exactly appealing. Removing them takes time, effort and care. These three fortunately had fewer bugs than normal.


Profile (Two Photographs)

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These two photographs were processed slightly differently with different approaches to contrast. The second has a bit more contrast using a push processing preset. Thepoint here is in walking about a city, buildings sometimes provide an opportunity for a unique perspective, part of the fun is finding that perspective.


More Windows More Detail (Three Photographs)

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I don’t think it makes any difference shooting in colour or black and white when it comes to urban detail, it’s a matter of preference. The graffiti is probably long gone, the junction box cleaned  and now coated in municipal art. The fleeting nature of the urban landscape is another thing that makes photos like these unique. When you read about emerging artists doing fine art photography or compositing, I think it’s their imagination and the uniqueness of their work that propels them into the spotlight. The urban landscape offers opportunity often missed by photographers.


You Never Know… (Three Photographs)

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I was walking down a main street with dozens of people around when I saw these boots up against a construction fence. My first thought was you couldn’t get props like these for studio work, these were the real Chaplin look. They were pretty cool in colour too, but I shot them in black and white. You never know what you’ll stumble on.


That 50’s American Style (Three Photographs)

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These photos are about a shooting style from the 50’s. I don’t think its got a name but when you look back you notice it. In 1957, Albert Anastasia, a mobster was shot in a barbershop and of course the paparazzi were there quickly and some gruesome scenes were shot. The barbershop above reminded me of that. The second photograph reminded me of New York in the fifties when people were still using variations of the box camera and lens hoods were future inventions so light leaks were common. The shot of the buildings has that glow you used to see in the magazines. Then it was more the result of the processing of the photo for printing than intentional, but still for a while was a feature of the era. Always fun to look at old photographs and get some cool ideas for today.


Winter Defeats Me (Two Photographs)

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There was a time when I went out with double bags, extra batteries, and braved the cold and wet with my cameras. But this past winter defeated me, it was very cold, very snowy and when it wasn’t I was otherwise occupied. Over the years winters have not been my forte for any endeavour so I should not be surprised. As the weather tried to improve I took a few shots, such as these. All I can say is I admire those who venture into the arctic and brutal winters and come back with photos!